Firefighters, Trooper 4 Searching For Tubers In Distress On Brandywine River

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Rescue crews from several fire companies in northern New Castle County and Chester County Pa have responded to the Brandywine River at Smith Bridge Road for a water rescue.

Early reports from the scene indicate that crews have been searching for several teens that were tubing and were in distress.

Updated reports indicate that the teens and a 7-year-old have made their way to shore.

Crews are still actively searching the area.

Update: Crews have located the tubers. Rescue crews are accompanying the tubers downstream.

Trooper 4 is assisting in the search.

This is a developing story

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